CM Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif said that the US authorities had assured him that the drone strikes wouldn’t be done during the process of peace talks with the Taliban.
Shahbaz Sharif said that it is very sad that high-level assurance wasn’t followed. US mindset is damaging the serious efforts for the restoration of peace which is indirectly encouraging terrorism in the country, he lamented.
The chief minister disclosed he’d told a top level US official that the drone strikes are an insult to Pakistan’s freedom and integrity. He said that the US official was shocked over the remark and after a couple of days he gave assurance that drone strikes wouldn’t be carried out during process of peace talk with the insurgent group.
Shahbaz Sharif said that if issues continued to be created in Pakistan then the serious and honest efforts to get rid of terrorism would suffer a serious blow.